Ashton Kutcher vs. the DMV: Production company sues after reality show tanks
"We've all spent time at the DMV, but few people know what it's like to work for the DMV. 'California DMV: Field Offices' promise to be a glimpse at what DMV workers experience, from strange to hilarious," Kutcher's partner Jason Goldberg said in a statement when the series was announced.
Along with production company Soda & Pop, Inc., Katalyst is suing the DMV for 1.44 million in damages for breach of contract -- because when filming was set to begin, the DMV pulled out of the project.
"The series was conceived and designed to capture the variously humorous, emotional, dramatic, moving, humanizing and entertaining situations that arise on a daily basis at DMV's more than 170 offices across the state of California," reads the complaint obtained by THR.
According to Katalyst, the DMV pulled out without a good excuse -- simply writing Goldberg a five-sentence letter claiming that the reality show would not be in the DMV's best interests.